Friday, November 07, 2014

SOFA





THE 21ST ANNUAL SOFA CHICAGO, THE WORLD’S FOREMOST
FAIR DEDICATED TO SCULPTURE, OBJECTS, FUNCTIONAL ART & DESIGN
RETURNS TO NAVY PIER’S FESTIVAL HALL
NOVEMBER 7 – 9, 2014

Founded in 1994, SOFA CHICAGO (Sculpture Objects Functional Art + Design) is Chicago’s longest continuously running art fair and the world’s foremost fair dedicated to masterworks of contemporary art and design in all media including glass, ceramics, wood, fiber and metal. During the past two decades, SOFA CHICAGO has grown to attract more than 30,000 visitors every year 
and exhibitors from the U.S. and around the world.


Thursday, November 06, 2014

Opening Reception SCCC

A huge thanks, as always, to everyone (East coast ninjas) who braved the icy chill to attend our opening. The evening was filled with much merriment.  Art, science, politics and beyond reacted together beautifully in a cacophony of music. The zeitgeist warmed our hearts, there is nothing lovelier than this.


Kulvinder Kaur Dhew, Bruce Dehnert Exhibition
Kulvinder Kaur Dhew, Bruce Dehnert Exhibition
Kulvinder Kaur Dhew, Bruce Dehnert Exhibition
Kulvinder Kaur Dhew, Bruce Dehnert Exhibition
Kulvinder Kaur Dhew, Bruce Dehnert Exhibition
Kulvinder Kaur Dhew, Bruce Dehnert Exhibition
Kulvinder Kaur Dhew, Bruce Dehnert Exhibition
Kulvinder Kaur Dhew, Bruce Dehnert Exhibition
Kulvinder Kaur Dhew, Bruce Dehnert Exhibition
Kulvinder Kaur Dhew, Bruce Dehnert Exhibition
Kulvinder Kaur Dhew, Bruce Dehnert Exhibition
Kulvinder Kaur Dhew, Bruce Dehnert Exhibition
Kulvinder Kaur Dhew, Bruce Dehnert Exhibition
Kulvinder Kaur Dhew, Bruce Dehnert Exhibition

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Save The Date

Kulvinder Kaur Dhew and Bruce Dehnert

10/31/14-11/28/14



Figurative sculpture that explores the constructs of narrative in relation to religious belief systems. Modeled in either porcelain or earthenware, the life-sized figures depend upon architectural shapes and motifs for their structure. Kaur Dhew’s paintings employ elements that sample both high and low culture.  The paintings present abstract and representational themes featuring saturated color.


Opening reception:
Friday, November 7th, 2014.
6.00-8.00pm
Open to the public





Bruce Dehnert. "Philostratus." Detail.
Porcelain. Glazes. 49" x 19" x 18"



Philostratus. Back view.


Bruce Dehnert. "Philostratus." Back view. 

Porcelain. Glazes. 49" x 19" x 18"



Philostratus. Side view.


Bruce Dehnert. "Philostratus."  Porcelain. Glazes. 49" x 19" x 18"






Philostratus




Bruce Dehnert. "Philostratus."  Porcelain. Glazes. 49" x 19" x 18"




Saturday, August 30, 2014

Sculpture part 3


This final piece completes the assemblage.  Recalling the totemic effigies of ancient sculpture, I hope to retain a sense of spontaneous fabrication in the porcelain during the glazing/firing process and eventual interlocking of all parts of the work.  

Bruce Dehnert. Studio1

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Sculpture part 2

Continuing to explore the range of possibilities  between figurative and abstract sculpture and investigate intellectual and technical criteria towards work that can stand on its own integrity. Importantly, in my mind there is no strict division between the two.  It is intriguing, that point at which dialogue happens...

Bruce Dehnert. Studio1 

Bruce Dehnert. Studio2

Bruce Dehnert. Studio3
Bruce Dehnert. Studio4 
Bruce Dehnert. Studio5


Saturday, August 16, 2014

Sculpture part 1

Bruce Dehnert. Kiln load
Bruce Dehnert. Kiln load1
Bruce Dehnert. Kiln load2
Bruce Dehnert. Kiln load3






















The gesture and forms in this biomorphic piece are a part of a larger sculpture that is being fired much in the same way that a plane taxies whilst completing its journey.  The forms are thrown, cut apart, altered and reassembled.

Some aspects of the piece are methodically planned, whilst others evolve spontaneously through the handling of the materials.  I delight in this ongoing exploration of figurative ceramic sculpture and installation.  The ambiguity, the transformation...

Saturday, August 09, 2014

Opening Night @ Clay Art Center

A huge thank you to everyone who came to the opening of our show.  I had a blast.  It serves as a subtle reminder that the creative process is part of a continuing narrative.  Human imagination manifest in Art is rock and roll.

Shawn O'Conner and Bruce Dehnert

Two Vigiles: Bruce Dehnert and Shawn O'Conner Exhibit


Two Vigiles: Bruce Dehnert and Shawn O'Conner Exhibit


Two Vigiles: Bruce Dehnert and Shawn O'Conner Exhibit


Two Vigiles: Bruce Dehnert and Shawn O'Conner Exhibit

Bruce Dehnert and Matt Mickelson


Two Vigiles: Bruce Dehnert and Shawn O'Conner Exhibit

L-R Caitlyn Appelgate, Leigh Taylor Mickelson, Shawn O'Conner, Kulvinder Kaur Dhew, Gail Heidel, Bruce Dehnert, Thomas Stollar

Steve Sommers, Bruce Dehnert, Sally Ng


Two Vigiles: Bruce Dehnert and Shawn O'Conner Exhibit

Leigh Taylor Mickelson, Caitlyn Applegate, Bruce Dehnert